Special SuperPost Sunday – Weekly Roundup #7

paper boy news flash Special SuperPost Sunday   Weekly Roundup #7Hello my lovelies,

Are you guys getting bored with that little line? Because to tell you honestly, I make it sound different every time I write it – in my head lol!

I’ll tell you what…say it out loud a couple times and change the emphasis you put on each word every time. Now try saying it with different accents. I’m serious, try this!

Isn’t it crazy how I can have you talking back to your computer screen lol? Let me guess, you went the “Hellooo” didn’t ya? And how many of you tried the British, French, Strine (Aussie) or Southern accents? I thought so ;).

Okay, enough of the madness.

It’s Sunday, it’s a beautiful day in and it’s time for nittyGriddy’s SuperPosts!

But first, I have a few very important and super cool things to share – obviously!

Three Rockin’ Punks and a Little Lady

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There’s a rumor floating around the blogosphere…

It seems that I’ve been making quite the name for myself as that “fabulous, stunning, intelligent, charming, sarcastic, witty and adorably funny girl who leaves uber long comments”. Okay, so maybe I added a few embellishments here and there, but still. I’d like to clarify things right now…It’s TRUE! I proudly am and do all of the above hehe!

Gini, please refrain from laughing out loud, I can hear you. I installed a WP plugin that allows me to tap in on all smiles and snorts around the windy city area. LOL.

Danny, was that a snarky cough I just heard? I know it must be frickin’ freezing where you are. You should really get that taken care of Mister ;).

Tory, sorry I mean Troy – I can see the smirk on your face. Are you planning to wipe it or are you just picturing yourself wearing Danny’s shabby toupee and singing “She’s a Lady” while dancing around a Bonsai? ROTFL.

For all of you reading this who agree about my charismatic commenting skills, please hold out your thumb and smile (that goes for you 3 awesome punks  as well as you @antwizzel). For those of you who look clueless but are laughing all the same cause you think I’m on crack (sigh), you’ll understand everything soon!

Alright, now that that’s off my chest, I can get back to the business of Social Media – IN A BIT!

A Little BIG Thank You!

I had the great honor this week of being featured 3 different times in 3 different places!

I know…can you believe it? I’m just lovin’ all the Griddy luv :D!

  • Can You Say Kikolani?

So here I am eyeballing my Twit stream to see what goodies I can read next, when I notice a flock of @Kikolani Retweets from folks I follow. And like any other Kristi fan, I rush to her blog (because you know that whatever she writes is always worth reading) only to see that I was included in Kristi Hines’s list of 125 Fearless Female Bloggers. Needless to say that the news pretty much made my week. I’ve been showing off my whities (teeth not undies) and gloating since Monday :D.

So, this is my special and very loud shout out to the awesome Kikolani for her notable mention of me…Thank You Kristi!

Now I think everyone and their mother knows who Kristi is, but just in case you don’t live in the blogosphere, I strongly recommend that you go see what that brilliant Internet Marketing Specialist and her highly ranked blog is all about.

I also want to congratulate a few of my fabulous gal pals who made the list. Thu, Kiesha, Michele, Ana, Gail, Tia, Ching Ya, Patricia, Ann, Gabriella and Ileane as well as all the other 113 fearless writers. Nicely done ladies!

  • An Ode to Gini

There’s this fabulously funny, friendly and smart blogger lady that I absolutely love reading, tweeting and commenting with. And it should come as no surprise when I tell you that it’s Gini Dietrich. Yes, the same Gini I was referring to earlier.

So here I am casually tweeting away 3 nights ago when @GiniDietrich pops up and asks me whether my ears are burning. Talk about getting my attention! Personally, I think she was stalking me, but then again she tends to do that – ask Danny or Troy lol! But alas…that brilliant writer has a way with words and so I replied in less than 5 seconds asking her, “why, where you talking about me?” She goes on to capture my attention even more by replying “something better” and then proceeds to tease me further by telling me that I’d find out tomorrow when I wake up.

Are you kidding me, Gini? How on earth do you expect me to sleep now?!

And boy did I find out! Gini spoiled the hell out of me by writing an entire post about ME, my Blog and I! I think I even blushed a bit but shhhh don’t tell her that ;)! Somehow, through her very funny, persuasive and complimenting words, she managed to convince a bunch of amazing folks to follow my blog and tweets and I simply can’t thank her enough! She even made ME want to follow ME lol!

“Gini, you simply rock the hell out of fabulousness! I’m honored to have met you and to call you a friend. And if you weren’t a gazillion miles away, I would hug ya right now lol.”

At this point, I really don’t think I need to tell you to frantically stalk Gini and her kick-ass blog, Spin Sucks – The Fight Against Destructive Spin. I should have had you at my first few words! But just in case, let me make an official announcement:

“Fellow bloggers of the blogosphere, if you you want to learn all things Marketing, Advertising, Social Media and more…if you want to laugh till your jaw hurts…and if you want to talk and be heard…then take your digital hiney’s over to Spin Sucks!”

  • Boys, Troys, Browns and Bonsai’s!

If you’ve been living in the Catacombs of Rome, then you’ve never heard of “Social Media Bad Boy Danny Brown”! Well, him and his wickedly witty, goatee-sportin’, Marketing and Business Development Pro of a partner, Troy Claus, co-founded this ‘uberly’ cool and creative Interactive Marketing company called Bonsai.

Now I could talk about these two lads for a few pages – as I’m sure you know – but I’ve decided to spare you more rambling since you’re probably quite familiar with both already. But if you really want to know what I think of them, then by all means check out my 1 year blogoversary post!

In the spirit that is Christmas, the Bonsai Boys have created this awesome little holiday video to thank all their friends and clients. I must say – they’ve set the bar quite high with this one. It’s a refreshing example of appreciation that many companies can and should learn from! It shows off and brings back the human side of doing business in a very humorous and creative fashion.

Oh, and did I mention that WE’re all in it ;)?

Danny’s flaunting his new set of hair; Troy’s being coy; Gini’s stalkin’ Bonsai’s; and I’m doin’ some blogin’ talkin’!

You think I’m kidding? See for yourself!

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It’s always the most incredible feeling to know that your work is being recognized and appreciated and I have all of you wonderful friends, readers and engagers to thank for that. I’m truly blessed!

This is that touching moment where you all say, “Awwwwww” ;)!

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Okay, I’ve tooted the horn to death and I’ve kept you waiting long enough. So…

“Without further ado and blah blah,” here are this Sunday’s SuperPosts on Social Media, Blogging Tips, SEO, Internet Marketing, Traffic Building, Online Money Making Tools and more.

I’m gonna’ go out on a limb here and say that this roundup is the best to date. Wait…so was last week’s and the week before and…

Screw it, I’ll say it!

My SuperPost Sunday’s kick so much ass that they make NFL football look like child’s play! That’s how good the articles I feature here every week are, and this week is no different! So find a comfy spot on the couch and snuggle up with your favorite blankie or Teddy, cause these are worth the read! Oh, and you may want to grab yourself a nice cup of cocoa while you’re at it, cause you’ll be here a while.

HAPPY READING nittyGriddy’ers ;)!

Social Media

Social media isn’t just a necessary business thing nowadays. There’s much talk about the benefits it can give to your company and to you as a person in general, but lately I have been thinking about some specific…

It is odd, to say the least, to find a media environment in which being the good guy works to your advantage. Prior to the rise in social media, every medium has rewarded those who push their own agendas, 100% of the time…

Every year brings a few advertising and marketing campaigns that stand out as being far more creative, original, and memorable than the rest of the pack. The explosion of social media, however, seems to have rejuvenated…

As I’ve been able to travel and meet marketers all over the U.S. and in other countries, I am always interested in learning how companies are viewing the value of their social media efforts. Marketing investments should be predicated…

Okay, so I have a weird habit about thinking too much in terms of what the future has in store for us. Thoughts of Web 3.0 plague my mind on an occasional basis. (Yes, I’m weird like that.) Web 3.0… What does it mean? When will it happen…

Blogging Tips

Do you want a free 20-page PDF ebook containing 68 great blogging tips from the true master himself, Confucius? Would you like to know how to easily write an ebook in a day? Then you’ve come to the right place…

I got an email today that asked an interesting question. It was from a new blogger – we’ll call her Jane – and the question was: “How personal should my personal blog be?” The email went on to explain that the blogger was a recovering alcoholic…

Every blogger is looking to develop and establish their niche.  But it’s just not that simple is it?  Before I delve into some thoughts on niche development I want to briefly share my (short) journey…

I like to comment, it is probably because it makes me feel like a part of the story. The story, which started with the article itself and now naturally flows thought the comment section. I like to read other people’s comments…

Several of my social media buddies—smart, passionate people—were debating the value of blog comments on the Web this week. But whether we believe that getting comments is key to a blog’s success or not, most of us like to get them. I love to get comments…

We’d like to think that if we are offering a “How To/Tutorial” on a particular subject that that advice will be taken seriously. Did you know that it often isn’t?  Dare you ask why? The majority of blogs in the blogosphere…

“How do I create the perfect blog post?” That question by a young student stopped me in my tracks. After all, is there such a thing?  I had to dig deep on this question and turned to the qualities of my favorite bloggers to find…

Two of my favourite actors are Joe Pesci and Danny DeVito. Both different actors, yet also so very similar. Pesci is more your serious actor that’s famous for his gangster roles (Goodfellas, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America) although…

Traffic Building

Yes, I said “Less Followers”. It’s not a typo. I’m not crazy and it’s not a clever headline for a post that will turn into the opposite in the third paragraph. Let me first do a formal introduction, this is the second installment of the “Striking Six” Blog Series…

Hello everyone ! This is going to be exciting. With this post I’m going to launch the Striking Six blog series, where 6 kick-ass online mavericks share their knowledge about crafting an inspirational and powerful online presence. All of them are awesome and popular…

Internet Marketing

Happy Monday! Or not. So, today I’m feeling kind of under the weather and not so excited to work on a big frackin’ market research plan that I’ve been putting off since September… which is probably why I decided to write such a pessimistic blog post instead…

I was sitting alone, thinking the other day—which is scary in and of itself for a variety of reasons. Who even does that anymore? I don’t think I know anyone who is able to function without some high-tech thingies stuck…

Online Money Making Tools

As a business owner and entrepreneur you have learned the lessons and developed expertise that has made you successful. That expertise has value for your peers. Sharing your knowledge and passion can position you…

Not too long ago, a guy contacted me asking me how he could make money with his blog.  He needed some answers.  He asked, “Is it really true that you can make money blogging and if so, how much can a person expect to make and how long…


Google’s search engine has dominated the market for many years, but with the introduction of Bing and plans being instituted by Facebook to compete with Google their domination has come under serious threat…

Not time for fluff; let’s get straight to business. 1. Keyword research. Make sure you start with this step! Determine what your targeted traffic might be searching for. Be sure your content addresses their needs. Pick one main keyword or keyword phrase to…

You may have heard a lot recently about spinning articles as an SEO tactic.  Well, spinning articles is a relatively new concept, and with a rush to make money selling you spinning tools and spinning services…


To say Ingrid Abboud is a riot would be putting it mildly. She’s a mess of insanity wrapped up in a ball of fun. I mean, F-U-N! And we all know how much I like fun people. So that is why today’s #FollowFriday is Ingrid Abboud…

When it comes to lists of leaders in the tech industry, there is usually always one person who notes the lack of women appearing in them. And it’s no surprise they notice. I took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers…

If you haven’t already seen my previous post about 100 SEO blogs you should subscribe to, make sure you check it out.  In this collection, I wanted to highlight a number of marketers who really stand out from the crowd and…

I read a post over at Mom Blog Magazine that left me shaking my head the further I read, and reinforced why so many bloggers don’t like PR agencies. Entitled Why PR People Get Paid And You Don’t, it was a post by an anonymous PR…

I’ve been curious about a phenomenon we’re seeing when we interview candidates these days. Their first impressions suck. Not everyone (we did, after all, just hire Megan Beausang), but I’d venture to say 90 percent of them. Why do they suck…

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind nittyGriddy.com - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

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    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey J.D.

      Thanks so much for that. I really appreciate you stopping by to leave such kind words :).

      Please excuse my late reply but I am actually out of town and therefore not living online as I usually do lol.

      This weekly series of mine is one of my favorite posts to write. I actually put a lot of effort into it in trying to roundup a good amount of kick ass posts. I’m glad you found them useful.

      Hope to see you around these parts more often.

  • http://eblogcamp.com Mike @ eBlogCamp

    haha, very funny notes about what made you laughing during the week, Ingrid. I have paid attention to you since the day you posted your article about Twitter followers you shouldn’t follow. I know you will become something big next, but I didn’t expect you have achieved it so fast. And I am talking about you were featured in Kikolani’s list. That was awesome! Every one else must be jealous about that hahha

    It’s true that you leave incredibly long comment And Tristan, too! Really don’t know how you guys could do that hehe

    Very nice resources, Ingrid. Just tweeted it and follow you on Twitter. Have a great day!

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Mike,

      Please excuse the late reply – as you may know – I’m out of town and are not online as often these few days.

      WOW, I truly appreciate all your encouraging words. Thank you so much, it’s awesome of you :)! I still have a long ways to go and a ton more to learn, but I’m hopefully on my way.

      It’s true I do leave long comments quite often but it’s usually because I have a genuine interest in the article or just something to say about it ;).

      I’m glad you liked this roundup. This Sunday’s is a bit shorter than usual but as you can imagine – I didn’t get much reading time in since I’m still on vacation.

      Thanks so much for coming by to leave your awesome comment. I hope to see you here more often. Keep up the great work on your blog. I’ve become an avid reader of it.

      All the best

  • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

    Well, you DO make me laugh out loud. Every time. So you probably CAN hear me while I read you. But let’s be clear here…you’re the one that rocks the hell out of fabulousness! I ADORE you! Thanks for being such a fun time suck in my daily life!

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Awww Gini – thank you! And in case you have that same plug in installed then you can see the big smile you just put on my face – I’ll chuckle again so you can hear me lol.

      You’re awesome and I love reading your work as well as chatting with ya :). You’ve added the same amount of fun to my daily life as well.

      FYI – Going through customs was not half as exciting as it could have been had you been here ;).
      Hope you’re having a great week.
      Talk Soon.

  • http://www.bloggingbookshelf.com TristanH

    Yesssss. I’m so psyched every time I see one of my posts show up here! Thanks so much, Ingrid!

    I need to do a roundup post sometime. I feel bad that you link to me so much and I don’t link back! I’ll have to work you in to one of my posts somehow :)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Tristan – and I’m even more psyched when you publish a new post cause I know it’s gonna’ be a fantastic read.

      I don’t do this series in hopes to get back links – I don’t even care if I do in this particular case and never even thought about it to tell you honestly. I just want to make sure people get the chance to read some of the awesome work that’s out there and hopefully discover new peeps and blogs in the process.

      Keep them coming my friend. Oh, I should have that “thing” for ya soon :).


  • http://twitter.com/lavenderuses Patricia Millman

    Hi Ingrid

    You do make me laugh gal :-) Just your writing style and tooting yourself lol By the way congrats on all those mentions and yes I read all of them.

    I was waiting for your Sunday roundup but it got too late so now it’s Monday morning and have heaps to do. Will bookmark and go through the list. Lots I have read already but you are introducing me to some more which is great.Will check them all out later today. After I have got through my very long ‘to do’ list!!!

    The bloggers you mentioned that I know sure deserved their posts right there getting recognition as they are all contain awesome content.

    Thanks for sharing them with us. BTW I’m guest posting tomorrow so will let you know (on Twitter of course lol) when it is published. Keep rockin’ gal. So glad I bumped into you in the blogosphere.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Well hello there Lavender Queen :).

      I’m happy I can add some smiles to your day – I try :). Thanks a lot for your congrats – and right back at you for Kristi’s list :). Way to go!

      Good luck with your “to do list” – I’m working on getting mine done as well lol.

      There are different some great reads here and I’m not surprised you’ve read a lot of them already – and commented of course ;).

      I hope you find some time later to read a few more. I really like the roundup this week. The learning never stops – it’s incredible and even overwhelming at times.

      I’ll be looking forward to your first guest post and YaY! It’s actually an awesome feeling after if gets posted. I know was all excited when Hesham published my first one. I’ll be expecting the Tweet ma dear.

      I’m happy I bumped into you too. You’re always such a pleasure to interact with. Thank You.

      Keep up your super work.

      BTW – How is your ETSY store coming along? You’ve got some wonderful stuff on there – plus very attractive packaging. I’m sure it’s a great success.


      • http://twitter.com/lavenderuses Patricia Millman

        My guest post is for a geek friend in Perth who asked me to GP for him. I hope it gets him traffic and teaches about networking. I hope you will come over and leave an awesome comment. Want to ecourage him really, that’s why I agreed 2 GP for him. Haven’t done the one for Hesham yet.

        My Etsy store going slowly. Offline sales steady. Have heaps to learn about marketing but joining a biz group in January. Thu in the group and others I’ve connected with in the blogosphere. Some are techies so might learn a bit in that area too as that is still a mystery to me lol

        Still on Twitter, so few tasks done but have to get on with the others….soon. Have 2 posts for this week as my GP and the one on my site will go out too. Bit different to my usual lavender posts. Thought I would do some ponderings and just get some interaction on things I think about for my blog.

        Patricia Perth Australia

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud


          Definitely let me know when your GP at your friend’s site comes out. I will make sure to read it, comment and all the rest :). I may actually be a bit slower than usual in replying as I will be traveling on vacay :).

          That Biz group sounds really interesting – I’m sure there’s a lot to learn. And Thu is wonderful all-round and always a good person to follow and learn from.

          Have a great day and I’ll be looking forward to reading your next 2 different style posts. Best of luck.


  • http://www.moremoo.com Adam

    Hi Girl!:)

    Thank you very much for mentioning my article, I am honored to be among such great reading! Unfortunately I do not have the time to get through all the articles right now, but during the week I will definitely get back to you and take the time to read the rest!

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Adam,

      You’re most welcome. You had a great article and needless to say you had me hooked with your title lol.

      I hope you have time at some point during the week to read through a few of these, they’re pretty fantastic. By the way – it’s not mandatory homework haha. Hmmm…an idea though lol ;).


      • http://www.moremoo.com Adam

        Haha Nitty:) Although it is not a mandatory why to leave a gold laying on the ground?:)

        Just get though couple of articles and YEAH you did it again! I spend almost 2 hours reading, thank you very much, now I have to stay up late again to finish my work:P 😀

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          Haha Adam – but very true :)!

          I sure as heck would be all over that gold with a dust pan!

          Oh, and about staying up all night to finish that “other” work we do – Welcome to my world lol! Who needs sleep anyways?


    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Adam,

      You’re most welcome. You had a great article and needless to say you had me hooked with your title lol.

      I hope you have time at some point during the week to read through a few of these, they’re pretty fantastic. By the way – it’s not mandatory homework haha. Hmmm…an idea though lol ;).


  • http://blog.esimplestudios.com Gabriele Maidecchi

    Thanks for including my post Ingrid, always nice to be appreciated and to receive compliments, I hope I’ll deserve to be listed here in the future as well :)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      HI Gabriele,

      You’re most welcome. Your article was insightful and made for a good read.

      It’s always interesting to read the experience of others, what they learned from it and what advice they give.

      I have no doubt that you’ll be seeing more of you here ;). Thanks for stopping by.

      Keep up the great posts.

  • http://twitter.com/ElisesReview Elise M

    WOOHOO thanks Ingrid for including TWO (wow, TWO) of my articles in your round-up! How exciting.

    I’m jealous that it’s a beautiful day where you are haha. I’m in a snowstorm right now.

    Thanks again, your blog is definitely one of the best that I’ve discovered! I look forward to checking out a bunch of the other round-up recommended posts too! :)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Elise,

      Haha! Thank you for that enthusiastic comment. Both of those articles were excellent and surely deserve to be recognized elsewhere! Well done.

      The weather is taking its time this year to change for some reason. Usually – it’s already snowing in the mountains by now but we’re still wearing some fall clothes. YUK!

      I’m truly flattered that you consider my blog to be a good discovery. I can easily say – right back at ya :). Oh, and THANK YOU :)!

      Some great articles in this roundup – definitely try to find some time to read a few. Luckily, there are 2 less for you to make time for haha.

      Thanks again for sharing your good stuff. I look forward to reading your next post.


  • Mark Schaefer

    Thanks for including me in your round-up Ingrid! I’m honored! : )

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Mark,

      And I’m honored to have you stop by :). Thank you.
      It’s an awesome post to read. And you’re most welcome!

      I’ll be looking forward to your next one.

  • Mark Schaefer

    Thanks for including me in your round-up Ingrid! I’m honored! : )